PROCEDURES REGARDING THE RULES OF ENTERING HUNGARY FOR ERASMUS+, CEEPUS AND BILATERAL STATE SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

11-09-2020

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FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF MEMBERS AND RESEARCHERS

This information sheet is being updated continuously on this webpage.
This version is in force from 21 September 2020.

Dear Erasmus+, CEEPUS and Bilateral State Scholarship Holders,

Hereby, Tempus Public Foundation would like to inform you about the entry procedures to Hungary in force.

As per ’Government Decree no. 408/2020 (VIII. 30.) about travel restrictions during the epidemiological preparedness period’, as from 1st September 2020, Hungarian higher education institutions may receive incoming scholarship-holders under the below conditions.

I. Incoming students:

  1. Foreign students travelling to Hungary with a long-stay-type ’D’ visa, or with a valid Hungarian residence permit for a period exceeding 90 days, are treated equally to Hungarian citizens.
    1. Thus, they may enter Hungary without submitting a special request prior to their arrival as the residence permit procedure covers it.
    2. They may be subject to a medical control upon entry in Hungary and are obliged to stay in a 10-day-long self-isolation (quarantine). The quarantine may be shortened by the competent epidemic authority in case of 2 negative COVID tests (taken within 5 days with a 48-hour difference between them). (Based on the modification of the Governm. decree no. 408/2020., the first of the two above-mentioned obligatory tests can be taken in a country belonging to the Schengen zone, or in the USA or Canada, and its result has to be certified by an official document in Hungarian or English language.)
  1. Non-Hungarian citizen students
    1. may enter Hungary with the purpose to fulfill study or exam obligations if a certificate issued by the receiving higher education institution certifies it (please, see the certificates in Annex 1 (full degree programmes) and Annex 2 (partial studies/internship/study visit programmes) at end of this document: medical-examination-rules_20200902_EN.pdf).
    2. based on the certificate, prior to entering Hungary, have to submit an equity request to the competent local police authority which may approve the entry - https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/meltanyossagi-kerelem ,
    3. may be subject to a medical control upon entry in Hungary, and in case of infection, they are not allowed to enter Hungary. If no infection can be detected, they are obliged to stay in a 10-day-long self-isolation (quarantine). The quarantine may be shortened by the competent epidemic authority in case of 2 negative COVID tests (taken within 5 days with a 48-hour difference between them). (Based on the modification of the Governm. decree no. 408/2020., the first of the two above-mentioned obligatory tests can be taken in a country belonging to the Schengen zone, or in the USA or Canada, and its result has to be certified by an official document in Hungarian or English language.)

 

II. According to the same Government decree, incoming scholarship-holder teachers, staff members or researchers on study visit can be received in a higher education institution, research institute or museum meeting the below conditions:

Incoming scholarship-holder teachers, staff members or researchers on study visit should ask their receiving institution for an official acceptance letter (we propose to use Annex 2 of this document for composing the letter: medical-examination-rules_20200902_EN.pdf). Upload it in the equity request for entry permission filling out the supporting documents on the National Police’s website (in Hungarian or in English at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/meltanyossagi-kerelem). This should be done prior to travelling to Hungary. The National Police will provide them with its decision.

Incoming scholarship-holder teachers, staff members or researchers on study visit are entitled to enter Hungary according to paragraph i) (’acknowledgeable reason outside points a)-h)’) of the Government decree.

They may be subject to a medical control upon entry in Hungary, and in case of infection, they are not allowed to enter Hungary. If no infection can be detected, they are obliged to stay in a 10-day-long self-isolation (quarantine). The quarantine may be shortened by the competent epidemic authority in case of 2 negative COVID tests (taken within 5 days with a 48-hour difference between them). (Based on the modification of the Governm. decree no. 408/2020., the first of the two above-mentioned obligatory tests can be taken in a country belonging to the Schengen zone, or in the USA or in Canada, and its result has to be certified by an official document in Hungarian or English language.)

For further information, please, read:

Should you need more information, please, write to the below email addresses by marking the name of your scholarship programme (eg, Bilateral State Scholarship) in the Subject field:

  • in general matters to bilateral@tpf.hu
  • in Erasmus+ matters
    • primarily to the email address that was sent to you by your receiving higher education institution, or
    • to the Erasmus+ department of Tempus Public Foundation at ka103@tpf.hu
  • in CEEPUS matters
    • primarily to the email address that was sent to you by your receiving higher education institution, or
    • to the CEEPUS department of Tempus Public Foundation at ceepus@tpf.hu
  • in Bilateral State Scholarship matters to bilateral@tpf.hu 

If teacher or researcher scholarship-holders holding a signed scholarship agreement with Tempus Public Foundation have any extra expenses, connected to their scholarship period and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are entitled to submit a request for extra financing to Tempus Public Foundation on its online platform at https://vismaior.tka.hu when closing down their scholarship period. 

We wish you all the best for the accomplishment of your scholarships.

Tempus Public Foundation
www.tka.hu

Last modified: 21-09-2020